08 Apr '14, 4am

What's it like to play Augusta? Like this

Martin Blake takes in the view at Hogan Bridge. Photo: Supplied I went to Augusta three times and put myself into the media ballot to play. I was told you had a one in 25 chance, roughly, but three times, I went home disappointed. Then on the fourth attempt, in 2012, my name came out. I was out on the golf course, doing my job, when they pinned the names up on the board in the press room, a dozen or so lucky journos in what Lee Westwood once called 'Disneyland for adults'. A colleague came bolting up to me when I arrived back, and to be truthful, I didn't believe him; didn't want to be caught out in a wind-up. I needed to see the official invitation, on the Augusta National Golf Club letterhead, to be certain. But it was true, my tee time was Monday morning, with the pins in the same positions as they would be for the close of the tournament on Sunday. This was the Saturda...

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